York University


Mixed Reality Performance Symposium – York, Playlist of Presentations

The livestream was hosted by HowlroundTV and an archive of the full presentations and feedback can be found here:


About this Event

Date And Time

Tues, 05 November 2019 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT


The Sandra Faire And Ivan Fecan Theatre
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: York is the first of six symposiums hosted by mixed reality producers Toasterlab, and will explore extended and mixed reality performance. Artists and new media creators will share modes of working and recent successes in VR, AR, and immersive theatre.

Projects include:

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers across Canada and the U.S. Every four months, an Atelier cohort will present progress on their projects at a symposium hosted by Toasterlab in partnership with a university and the Atelier’s advisory board. When the Atelier concludes in June 2021, Toasterlab will share open source tools, guidelines, and instructional material for the creation of immersive media in an arts context.

Toasterlab creates place-based extended reality experiences that promote deeper engagement with history, community, and imagination. Toasterlab combines expertise in storytelling, theatrical and media production, and the development of new technology to produce both original work and partnerships. Our work ranges from live site-specific live performance to bespoke mobile applications and VR films, and often combines a variety of approaches to collapse time and space for the delivery of impactful narratives. From the largest festivals to community youth workshops, we build accessible ways to understand places in whole new ways.

Full Schedule

Registration, CIBC Lobby: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

• Coffee, tea, and pastries served

Opening Remarks: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break, CIBC Lobby: 10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Social Ghosts: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.VIDEO
Moderator: Justine Garrett

Lunch Break: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
On your own; ask for lunch location suggestions in the CIBC Lobby

Working in the Landscape: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.VIDEO
Moderators: Meagan Byrne + Meg McKay

Break, CIBC Lobby: 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Novel Interactions: 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.VIDEO
Moderator: Taien Ng-Chan

Closing Remarks: 4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored/Supported by:
Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology
Canada Council for the Arts